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Felted Baby Blocks
Lion Brand® Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Roving Wool
Pattern Number: L10213 A neat twist on the crochet baby block, these toys are made by crocheting squares, felting them, and then seaming them together.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Set of 3, each about 6 x 6 x 6 in. (15 x 15 x 15cm), after felting

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

5200-503 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Roving Wool Yarn: Vintage Rose

Dusty pink


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 10.98
Note: (A)

5200-513 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Roving Wool Yarn: Pimento

Medium red


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 10.98
Note: (B)

5200-514 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Roving Wool Yarn: Rhubarb

Print White, medium red, and soft pink


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 16.47
Note: (C)

5200-595 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Roving Wool Yarn: Cherry Blossom

Salmon pink


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 10.98
Note: (D)

5200-598 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Roving Wool Yarn: Snowdrift

Light cream


Quantity needed: 5 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 27.45
Note: (E)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.95


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
Fiberfill stuffing
GAUGE:
8 1/2 sc + 8 1/2 rows = 4 in. (10 cm), before felting. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
Blanket Stitch
Working from left to right, bring large-eyed blunt needle from back to front approximately 1/2 in.

(1.5 cm) from edge of work.

Bring needle around and insert from front to back through loop of yarn to form a 'corner'.


INSTRUCTIONS



SQUARES (make 18 - 3 each with A, B, C, D, and 6 with E)
Ch 18.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 17 sc.
Rows 2-16: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Fasten off.

Weave in ends.



FELTING
Wash squares by machine on a hot wash/cold rinse cycle with detergent and several pieces of clothing to agitate.

Remove from washing machine and pull each piece into shape.

Allow to dry.



FINISHING
Group the squares into 3 sets of 6 squares each.

Each set of 6 squares will make one block.

Each Block uses one A, B, C, and D Square and 2 E Squares.
Assembly
Hand felting Blanket st will be easier to work with yarn that has been slightly felted.

Cut E into 24 in.

(61 cm) lengths.

Lay a towel onto a flat surface near a sink.

Turn on water to very warm.

Apply a small amount of liquid hand soap to your hands.

Working with one yarn length at time, rub the yarn between your hands (as if briskly washing your hands).

Rinse the yarn, then lay onto towel-covered surface to dry.



With felted lengths of E, blanket st the A, B, C, and D Squares together into a strip.

Join the ends of the strip with blanket st to make a loop.

Blanket st an E Square to one open end of the loop.

Stuff piece, then blanket st the second E Square to close the Block.

Repeat to make 2 more Blocks.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
ch(s) = chain(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)


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